Dec 3, 2013 9:00am EST
, carl. many people agonize or contemplate not only how obama care will eventually be phased in or whether it will be phased in at all, but what i'm interested in as a market guy is we're talking about 1/6 of the economy. whether you're for it or against it or you believe it's going to work or not going to work, in the end it's 1/6 of the economy, we're the world's leading business channel and it's in our wheelhouse. but one thing that seems to be going on today in it can that is not getting a lot of air time that i find rather fascinating is that the house judiciary committee is holding hearings and they're holding hearings on something rather, i don't know, maybe call it esoteric, maybe call it extreme but let's get to the crux of the matter and i'll get there through an analogy. let's say when we saw at the end of last year that the payroll walked out in january and said basically, listen, i'm going to take a swath of those people whose taxes are going to go up on the payroll tax and i'm going to delay that for a year, would that fly? i don't know that it would fly. we have a co
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am EST
obama administration has made. i'm very pleased. >> let's talk about what this means for women, and i'm looking at a profile from this past summer where they mentioned her time in hr at gm, and in the words of one consultant, she had a difficult time getting credibility, because she was in hr before, even though she is obviously an electrical engineer. are we done with that are we out of that phase for good now? >> boy, i sure hope so. the fact that she's a great people leader, what's wrong with that she knows finance, but particularly because she's an engineer and she knows cars, and that's what general motors has lacked for, like, 30 years, they haven't had anyone at the top, other than bob stimple, and we're getting the operators coming into the top job, like ursa labernes, and, of course, people like meg whitman, and indra newy, so there's a lot of female lion of executives, and i don't like the pejorative stuff as hr being a negative. i look add at as a positive. >> we have janet yellen taking over for the fed, hillary clinton in the mix for 2016. there's one glaring sector whe
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
dissipated a bit. now, the last topic i want to talk about, mr. matthews' recent interview with the president, one of the topics was the republicans always talking about big government and the problems with the obama care rollout. and if we can put it on the screen, here was his answer. and the challenge, i think, we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around white house organization. it actually has to do with what i refer to earlier is, we have some of the big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly. wow! that's the greatest news of the week. he's saying big government is like an old de soto at a time when we want to drive efficient sports cars. the only question i have is, isn't obama care just another one of those? back to you. >> all right, rick, thank you so much. rick santelli in chicago. >>> nobody puts baby in the corner without an -- without an ipad. [ laughter ] stay tuned for this, the latest in toddler technology in just a moment. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies.